Saturday, October 27, 2012

Caution: Pirates with Candy

I decided to dress up for Halloween at work this Saturday. Since CHANEL now has both a nail polish and lipstick called Pirate I took my inspiration from that and became a CHANEL Pirate!
We got candy for the store and people really enjoyed meeting the pirate and getting a treat.
It's fun to put a smile on someone's face.

I wore lots of pearls, a thirfted blouse, my old Steve Madden over-the-knee boots (my husband called them pirate boots anyway), and double C decal on my cheek, and topped it off with the scarf my mum brought me back from France.

My nails were done in CHANEL Black Satin with the Pirate as an accent colour.
One needs properly pirate-y hands to dole out treats :)

Are you doing anything to celebrate Halloween?

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Halloween Ideas I'm Loving

Source: via S on Pinterest

A charming take on Holly Golightly!

How cute would my dogs look with mini jet-packs for Halloween?!

This is incredible!  

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wednesday Rehash

Last night hubby and I hosted our first bible study, a young adults group, in our home.  For our first night we discussed the words behind what we sing in church and this was the song we focused on.

This is a song that's been rolling around in my head for a while and I wanted to talk about what it means for our love to grow cold and how we prevent our love growing cold.

I decided to post the scripture references for the lyrics of this song I found in case they'd be helpful to any of you.  We used these as launching off points for discussion.

Light the Fire Again by Brian Doerksen

Don't let our love grow cold          
Matt 24: 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will                                                                     grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.

Rev 2:4 yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love.

Cause I'm calling out              
Psalm 130, Psalm 141: 1-2

Light the fire again                    
Matt 3:11b He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

Don't let our vision die

I'm calling out

Light the fire again

You know my heart, my deeds   
1Kings 8:39b for you alone know the hearts of all men
Jer 17:9 the heart is deceitful above all things.
Luke 16:15 You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of men, but God knows                                       your hearts.  What is highly valued among men is detestable in God’s sight.
Acts 15:8 God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us.  He made no distinction between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith.           

I'm calling out               

Joel 2:32 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Light the fire again

I need Your discipline     

Psalm 94:12 – 15 Blessed is the man you discipline, O Lord, the man you teach from                            your law; you grant him relief from days of trouble, till a pit is dug for the     wicked.  For the Lord will not reject his people; he will never forsake his inheritance.   Judgement will again be founded on righteousness, and all the upright in heart will follow it.
1 John 2:3  We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands.

I'm calling out     

Psalms 106:44- 45  But he took note of their distress when he heard their cry; for their sake he remembered his covenant and out of his great love he relented.

Light the fire again

I am here to buy gold

Refined in the fire   
Job 23:10 when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.

1 Cor. 3:13 his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light.  It will be revealed with Fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work. 
Naked and poor

Wretched and blind I come

Clothe me in white      
Rev 3:4-5 Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They                             will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy.  He who overcomes will, like them, be                             dressed in white.

Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us reason together,” says the Lord.  “though your sins are like                                    scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;”                                                                                       

So I won't be ashamed

Lord, light the fire again 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Visible Monday ~ Rainy Sunday

 First of all, how cute are these little faces?!

It was cold and rainy today so I felt the need to layer.
And to incorporate the colour brown.
And to wear a wig - it keeps my neck and head very warm and means I can sleep in, 
instead of styling my own hair.

I wore a thin brown turtle neck underneath a thrifted navy blouse from Value Village for about $7.00

I like the ruffle details.  I also prefer it with nothing underneath but fall is here so what's a gal to do?

I found this dark denim skirt at Winners.  I love the pocket detail!

My sis-in-law gave me these tights, she bought them in France.  I like the black and brown together!  It lets me get away with black footwear :)

I'm linked up with Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday. 
Check it out!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Faith in the Everyday

Join me today on Fringe Girl's blog !  
This October she and some other bloggers are discussing "Living By Faith". 
 Today is Faith in the Everyday.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Super Cute Teddy Bear S'mores!

A few months ago I was chatting with a co-worker about ideas for a baby shower I was hosting for my sis-in-law and her first child.  Food ideas were the topic and I wanted something cute and 'mini' or bite sized.  I can't remember what led us to s'mores but we ended up dreaming up the cutest little Teddy Bear S'mores ever!

Last weekend I set out to make them and I thought I'd document the process to share here.  I'll give some tips that I figured out the hard way and I'm sure you can take them make them even better!


Here's what you will need:
*1 box of Teddy Grahams (or no name version, aka Honey Crunchy Cubs, I also found penguin graham crackers, or of course you could use classic "Amimal Crackers")

1 Bag Mini Marshmallows (I chose the pastel multi-coloured bag - I was going to pick out just the pink ones but decided to go for the rainbow)

1 can of Chocolate Icing (You could also use Nutella, or make your own).  I didn't even use 1/2 of the can of icing....I may even be eating it right out of the can with a spoon this very minute....

Baking Sheet

Parchment Paper

Butter Knife

*if you want to make a large batch I would buy 2 boxes to account for the broken ones - It`s amazing how many are missing 1 if not 2 paws...or ears...

How To:

Place parchment paper on your baking sheet.

Spread your icing on the flat side of each bear and lay them icing-side up on the parchment paper.

just gob it on, it doesn`t need to be perfect!
Next, place a mini marshmallow length-wise on 1/2 of the bears you have iced.

Place the other half of iced bears on top of the marshmallows to make a bear sandwich.
The first batch I only iced the bottom half, but found that the top bear would keep falling off!

Turn your oven to 200 (F) and put them right in, don't wait for it to pre-heat.  Leave them for about 30 seconds.  You want to see the marshmallow swell a bit, but not explode!

Et Voila!

Super Cute Teddy Bear S'mores!

These were a big hit at the shower! No one had seen anything like them before.
I made them the night before, put plastic wrap over the baking sheet and left them out.  At the shower I put them in the oven again at 200 for 30 seconds to warm them up. 
 They are also good at room temperature!



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